SO it seems that Kenneth Walker is being sued for "Causing Emotional Distress"....by Louisville Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly....one of the officers who was involved in the ill fated no knock raid that ended up in the death of Breonna Taylor.
Now, forget the controversy around Ms Taylor's innocence or guilt (remember, she hadn't been charged with anything, much less had a trial, so her innocence or guilt had not yet been established)...forget about the fact that this no-knock raid was unnecessary, be she innocent or guilty...
Here is a cop, who was all tac-ed up, ready for a gunfight, executing a no knock raid, who had ONE shot fired from the apartment, suing for "Emotional Distress".
"If you can't handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen". This lawsuit should be tossed. Getting shot at is a possibility when a cop goes on a raid...especially a no knock raid. That's why they wear armor. When one of the sheep fights back, thinking his home is being invaded (Hint: It WAS being invaded, only the invaders were COPS) and a cop gets shot, well, that is part of the possibility of what might happen on this sort of job. This isn't walking a beat, this is INVADING someone's home.
I hope this suit gets tossed out. Even more, I hope that Mr.
Walker Mattingly gets sued for court costs.
I'm all about supporting our police, but at some point, we gotta say "enough". Now is that time.